This article is based on Andrew’s talk at Product Marketing Misunderstood in February 2022. Product Marketing Alliance members can watch the complete recording (and more!) on demand here.

Hey there! I'm Andrew Keating, and I’m here to share my thoughts and ideas about industry marketing strategies.

We'll explore how you can construct an industry-vertical go-to-market motion within your enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) product marketing organization.

I'll share with you:

  • My background in enterprise SaaS product marketing
  • How to build an industry-specific go-to-market motion
  • Pitfalls to avoid

My background in enterprise SaaS product marketing

To begin with, let's touch on my background. I've taken on a variety of roles related to industry verticals over my career. I view the industry go-to-market approach as critical to success – it's certainly been a major contributor to my own achievements in product marketing – so that’s what we’re going to focus on today.

I kicked off my career in the higher education vertical at an organization called Internet2. Then, at Box, I managed go-to-market strategies for the healthcare and education industries.

From there, I moved to Splunk, where I led the industry marketing organization. More recently, I've been working with startups like Qumulo and now Beamery, leading their product marketing and industry marketing initiatives.